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Celebrating Black History Month

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First Black to work inside LaFayette City Hall. Mrs. Diane W. Perry was hired on November 12, 1980 as the First Black individual to work inside the office of City Hall for LaFayette. Mrs. Perry was appointed on February 14, 1983, as the first Black purchasing Agent for the City of LaFayette, and she was […]

Whitlow wakes up an Auburn Tiger

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By Pamela Holloway LaFayette’s All-American football standout Jatarvious Whitlow signed a letter of intent on Wednesday Feb. 1 to play football at Auburn University for the next four years. Auburn offered Jatarvious “Boobe” Whitlow a full athletic scholarship to play receiver and return kicks for the Tigers. Auburn began recruiting Whitlow last year and offered […]

Dogs terrorizing neighborhood claims city councilwoman

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By Alton Mitchell LaFayette city Councilwoman Tammie B. Williams is extremely concerned for residents in her district mostly in the area of 1st Avenue N.E. Councilwoman Williams states that roaming and unsecured dogs in the neighborhood have been terrorizing area residents and the situation is one that needs to be addressed. Councilwoman Williams states that […]

Coming to Fredonia

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Jim Scott, composer, singer and former Paul Winter Consort guitarist, will make a one-night appearance at Fredonia Community House at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, Feb. 2.  His “Groundhog Day Songfest to Raise Our Spirits” concert is open to the public, sponsored by Fredonia Heritage Association. Admission is free, with any donations welcomed. A […]

3 children die in Opelika fire

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By Alton Mitchell Shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday evening emergency crews from several departments across the city of Opelika rushed to a home on South Long Street in response to a house fire. The aftermath of that fire would be one that would ravage the Opelika and East Alabama community after the loss of […]

Officer shot near West Point; suspect arrested

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By Alton Mitchell Monday held a unique title it was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day across the nation. The day that should have been spent showing support and gratitude to those in blue was disrupted with violence that started early in the day in Florida and ended just across the state line from Chambers County with […]

LaFayette beautification begins with sidewalks

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By Alton Mitchell A New Year has rolled into the LaFayette area, but much like last year there are many projects on the drawing board that will help to push LaFayette forward in both the areas of growth and the areas of beautification. One of those projects has begun to take shape in the downtown […]

Chambers Commission supports road bond issue

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The Chambers County Commission voted on December 19th to support a $1.2 billion bond issue that the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) will seek legislative approval for during the 2017 legislative session. The proposal – approved at the ACCA Annual Legislative Conference earlier this month – calls for a three-cent per gallon increase […]